The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have been urged to fully utilise land they were allocated by government as a way of mitigating underfunding by the national fiscus.
Officially opening the Projects Seminar on police farms in Harare this Thursday, ZRP Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri said the force should utilise its land to supplement the little resources being availed by government as well as improving the social status of officers.
Advisor to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke, who was also present at the seminar, called on government to support the projects initiated by the central bank to empower farmers.
CBZ Chief Executive Officer, Dr John Mangudya said whilst banks are sourcing funds to support farmers, the farmers should not divert the funds availed to them and must meet their obligation of repaying.
The ZRP has 16 farms across the country, which are under livestock, crop, timber, safari and fishery production.
They are managed at district level.
The proceeds are channeled towards vehicle purchasing, medical bills of officers and funding of other projects.